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LUCKY DONEGAL MAN CRAIG GOES FROM US TV STRIP TO JOB WORKING FOR MILLIONAIRE!

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first_imgA CO Donegal man who became a TV hit after appearing on a top-rated show in America has been lucky again – after landing a super new job with a millionaire!Craig Magee was minding his own business while on holiday in Hollywood in September when he accidentally walked onto the set of the Ellen Degeneres Show.The normally chatty host was left almost speechless when the Irish hunk Craig, 25, from Kirskstown, quickly whipped off his t-shirt. Now Craig has told Donegal Daily he got luck again just a few days later on the island of Fiji where he and girlfriend Jayne had stopped off on their way to New Zealand where he was hoping to get a job.“After I left the USA I had a stop over in Fiji for ten days. As I’d been traveling for around three weeks already I was starting to think about funds so I had to get in to my job seeking mode,” said Craig.“So while I was sitting in a bar in a Fiji resort I struck up a conversation with a middle aged couple and funny enough they happened to be from Auckland which was my next destination.“I proceeded to fight my corner in regards to the Ireland rugby team’s performance in the last world cup and tried to make him bite by saying how lucky the kiwis were to beat France but he just shrugged and laughed at me! Pretty justified!! “As conversation continued he asked me what my plans were for when I got to Auckland and I proceeded to tell him that I worked in construction and there it was, BINGO, he happened to be a building contractor with a big project starting the day I was to arrive.“So I spent a few days with them and he offered me work which I gladly accepted.. Job seeking the Irish way is always best! Who needs stress of CVs when gods gave us the gift of the gab!!”Craig got settled in digs last weekend.“I started work on the Monday morning, on a 3 million dollar mansion in the Orakai basin outside the city. Its almost like the Hollywood of Auckland,” said the Donegal man.He says Auckland is a diverse and very clean city. “People are very friendly and helpful although its sometimes is hard to believe you are in New Zealand with such a big Asian community,” said Craig.“It’s been a pretty vibrant atmosphere recently with the arrival of all the triathlon athletes from all the different countries. I’ve tried my best to follow and cheer all the Irish athletes home and I took great pride in seeing Constadine Dohertys’ great performance in the junior boys triathlon. Auckland’s got a massive running culture with cycling being very popular as well. Rugby, of course always gets priority however… So all in all, if you like your exercise, Auckland’s for you,” he said.“I spend most of my spare time getting some photographs and visiting the local islands where the scenery is phenomenal. Restaurants and bars are priced relatively similar to home and seafood is brilliant.“Work in NZ seems to be pretty easy to come by from speaking to others. On entering the workforce all you need to apply for is your IRD number which is your tax number, set up a bank account (which is very straight forward) and the will to work with a smile on your face.Moving to Christchurch is also on my to do list. As everybody knows the earthquakes are a major talking point but I have been reassured that if you allow the quakes to stop you from going there for work I’d be missing out. “Speaking to a Galway man and his girlfriend last week he spoke of the Irish community their and how it reminded him of home. Of course, I asked why and he proceeded to tell me of the Gaelic football and the soccer teams the Irish boys were involved in there and also how the difficult times have pulled people together because they have to. ” Every man helps the next man,he said, then we move next door, that’s how it is. The money is good and you can have all the work you want”.LUCKY DONEGAL MAN CRAIG GOES FROM US TV STRIP TO JOB WORKING FOR MILLIONAIRE! was last modified: October 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LUCKY DONEGAL MAN CRAIG GOES FOR US TV STRIP TO JOB WORKING FOR MILLIONAIRE!last_img read more

Caribbeans Next Top Model Expands to The Bahamas as Season 4 Kicks

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, February 14, 2018 – Miami, FL – Love is in the air and so is the buzz around Season 4 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CNTM) as it expands to include aspiring young hopefuls from The Bahamas when it kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 9pm on Flow 1.   According to Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, C&W Communications, “We’re delighted to be on-board once again for the 4th season of CNTM which continues to draw bigger and bigger audiences as a platform for young Caribbean women to develop careers in the fashion industry.”Viewers are in for another captivating series which was filmed against the vibrant, rhythmic backdrop that is uniquely Jamaica, home of Season 3 winner, Shamique Simms. Miss Universe ‘98, Wendy Fitzwilliams who is also Executive Producer, Host and Chief Judge along with the sought-after fashion designer Socrates McKinney and world renowned Australian photographer, Pedro Virgil all return to the screen this season.  The expansion to The Bahamas together with the poise, grace and stunning appearance of the aspiring models set against the eclectic charm of the islands makes for another scintillating series.The off-screen excitement continues via social media as Caribbean viewers can follow their favourite girls on the show using the #CaribeNTM for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews.  Flow customers will have the added benefit of watching on-the-go from their tablet or mobile device with the MyFlow app as well as catch up on the past three seasons of CNTM with Flow’s Video on Demand.Sinclair added, “Flow is committed to building Caribbean content for Caribbean audiences.  In the end, regardless of who wins, the Caribbean benefits from productions that showcase the diversity, energy, talent and creativity of our people for the world to see.”Executive Producer Fitzwilliams lauded the production team and the aspiring models as well as she praised Flow for their commitment to the project.  “It has been a tremendous challenge to take a production of this magnitude from a mere concept to amazingly a 4th season.  Thanks to Flow for sticking with us, and thanks to the production team and the girls for showing up every season.   Additionally, we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Caribbean people, and our loyal viewers – thank you. Stay tuned to Flow 1, the only place you can catch CNTM every Wednesday at 9pm.  Let the season begin!”“Caribbean’s Next Top Model” is produced by Starfish Media Ltd, based on the “Next Top Model” format licensed by CBS Studios International.  Executive Producers are Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Wendy Fitzwilliam and Kiran Maharaj.Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production, which includes Caribbean’s Next Top Model. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.Press Release: Flowlast_img read more

People on the Move 022709

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first_imgTime Inc. has named Paul Greenberg president of digital at its Lifestyle Group, replacing Steve Zales, who left the company last fall. Most recently, Greenberg served as executive vice president and general manager of TV Guide Online.Forbes Digital announced a number of personnel changes: Jonathan Meyers was promoted to vice president of business development and advertising operations, Michael Dugan was promoted to vice president of information technology, Tiffany Luck was promoted to the newly-created position of director of data and analytics, and Sharon Gitelle was promoted to director of audience development and social media.Fader Media also announced a number of staffing changes: senior editor Matthew Schnipper was promoted to deputy editor, associate editor Sam Hockley Smith was promoted to senior editor, Dan Bevan was named associate editor, style editor Chioma Nnadi was named style director and former photography coordinator John Francis Peters was promoted to photo editor. Bouker Pool was appointed to the newly-created position of senior vice president of marketing at San Diego-based The Competitor Group. Most recently, Pool served as vice president of sports marketing and events at Rodale.Future US promoted Kristen Salvatore  to publisher of PC Gamer and Playstation: The Official Magazine. Most recently, Salvatore served as associate publisher of PC Gamer. Before that, she served as the magazine’s editor-in-chief.Stephanie Sladkus returned to Time Inc. as associate publisher of People StyleWatch. Most recently, Sladkus served as associate publisher of Lucky. From 1999 to 2005, she worked at Time Inc.’s Teen People. Time Inc.’s Essence named Celeste T. Harwell director of fashion. Previously, Harwell served as associate publisher for Time Style & Design.InStyle, another Time Inc. property, reportedly appointed Tim O’Connor associate publisher, replacing Karin Tracy, who recently was named publisher of People StyleWatch. O’Connor previously served as associate publisher of Condé Nast’s Vogue.ImpreMedia named Marissa Rodriguez editorial director if Vista Magazine, replacing Cathleen Farrell, who is leaving the company. Most recently, Rodriguez served as editor of Hispanic Magazine.last_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg confident Facebook is prepared for 2020 election

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first_img Tags The Facebook chief used the interview to push back against the idea that his company should determine what constitutes political speech. He’s previously called for more government regulation around political speech and advertising. “I think setting the rules around political advertising is not a company’s job,” he told host George Stephanopoulos. “There have been plenty of rules in the past. It’s just at this point they’re not updated to the modern threats that we face. We need new rules.”The topic has been on the minds of Facebook’s leadership and of social media watchers in recent days. Over the weekend, The Washington Post published a Zuckerberg op-ed that urged government officials to take a more active role in setting standards for the handling of election-related content, both legitimate and ill-intentioned. Meanwhile, lawmakers like Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, have said that big platforms like Facebook should be subject to levels of regulation that match their size and influence. Facebook has more than 2 billion users worldwide.Existing laws, he said, primarily focus on a candidate and the election. “But that’s not primarily what we saw Russia trying to do,” Zuckerberg said. “What we saw them doing was talking about divisive political issues. The goal … was just to rile people up and be divisive.”Zuckerberg also warned that other countries would likely try to interfere in the election.”Well, what I can guarantee is that they’re definitely going to try,” he said. “Our job is to make the defenses stronger and stronger, to make it harder for them to do what they’re doing.”Other scandalsFacebook’s controversies are about more than just politics. On Wednesday, security researchers from UpGuard found that Facebook data containing more than 540 million records was posted in a public database on Amazon cloud servers.When asked about the findings from the security researchers, Zuckerberg said the company was still looking into the issue. “In general, we work with developers to make sure that they’re respecting people’s information and using it in only ways that they want,” he said.Facebook also drew criticism over the use of its livestreaming service during a terrorist attack in New Zealand that killed 50 Muslims at two mosques. Zuckerberg suggested that delaying livestreams might have consequences for users who don’t stream violent content.  “It would also fundamentally break what livestreaming is for people,” he said. “Most people are livestreaming, you know, a birthday party or hanging out with friends when they can’t be together.”Facebook declined to comment beyond what Zuckerberg said during the broadcast.Originally published April 4, 7:27 a.m. PT.Updates, 7:57 a.m.: Adds background information and more details from the interview; 12:41 p.m.: Includes more details from the interview. Comments Share your voice Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris last May to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. Aurelien Morissard/Getty Images Facebook has failed to thwart election meddling before, but the 2020 US presidential election will give the social network another chance to demonstrate it’s on the right track.CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company has “learned a lot” since the 2016 election, which Russia meddled in by having trolls post divisive content to the platform. In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday, Zuckerberg said he’s “confident” his company is ready to combat any election interference in the upcoming campaign season.Facebook has strengthened its safeguards, requiring advertisers to verify their identities if they run political ads. It’s also rolled out a searchable database showing who paid for advertising and what audience it reached.”The systems, overall, have just gotten quite robust,” Zuckerberg said. “I think we, at this point, have probably some of the most-advanced systems of any company or government in the world for preventing the kind of tactics that Russia and now other countries as well have tried.”The changes haven’t been without issues; businesses have complained that their commercial ads have been misclassified, and media outlets have found loopholes that can be exploited. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: What’s your relationship… 5:14 8 Now playing: Watch this: Politics Tech Industry Mark Zuckerberg Facebooklast_img read more

Apple joins Google Microsoft on project to make your data portable

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first_img • Now playing: Watch this: $999 reading • Apple joins Google, Microsoft on project to make your data portable Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2019. James Martin/CNET Apple is teaming up with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter on a project to build an easier way for people to transfer data into and out of online services. The iPhone maker has officially joined the Data Transfer Project, or DTP, a collaboration that launched in July 2018.The DTP is working to build a “common framework with open-source code” that can connect any two online services and let users seamlessly transfer data between the platforms, according to the project’s website. It uses platforms’ existing APIs and authorization methods to access data, then transfers it into a common format. So far, contributors from partners and the open-source community have inserted more than 42,000 lines of code and changed more than 1,500 files, according to the group. The project is still in “very active development,” but you can follow along on GitHub. Tech-savvy folks can also try it out via Docker and Code. Instructions on the DTP site note that you’ll need API keys from the services you want to transfer data between.  See it Apple Boost Mobile See It $999 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 See It A breakdown on how much your phone knows you Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XRcenter_img Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Sprint Mobile Tech Industry Share your voice 5:40 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments 2 See All Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Applelast_img read more

Indias First Maruti 800 Car Lying Unused for Over 1 Year

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first_imgThe first Maruti 800 car which was symbolically handed to a Delhi couple by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1983 is lying in a rusted state at its owners’ residence for more than a year now.It was almost 32 years ago that Harpal Singh won the allotment for the car in a lucky draw; the keys to the car were handed to him by Indira Gandhi on 14 December, 1983. Singh received the keys in the presence of Rajiv Gandhi, who was then working with Indian Airlines in New Delhi, where Singh was employed. “He (Rajiv Gandhi) knew my father-in-law as they both worked in Indian Airlines. The moment it was announced through the lottery that he will get the first car, Rajivji jumped with excitement and hugged him,” said Singh’s elder son-in-law Tejinder Ahluwalia, recalling that nostalgic moment. Though it gave its owner a celebrity status in Delhi during the car’s heydays, it is today languishing in the couple’s Green Park’s residence in Delhi, because Singh and his wife Gulshanbeer Kaur died a few years ago.Singh passed away in 2010 and his wife Kaur died two years later. After their death, the family members drove the car for about a couple of years but only within the locality, according to Hindustan Times report.”Even after mom’s death, the family members used to go to the house to start the car and take a short drive in the inner colony lane, but for the past one-and-half years it has not been used at all,” Singh’s elder son-in-law Tejinder Ahluwalia said.Singh’s other younger son-in-law Amardeep Walia said that the car is in fully functional condition but will become defunct if it lies unused for long. He said that Maruti must take it back and preserve it with immense care, considering its significance. “The car is still not in a very bad condition, it needs some cosmetic repair and it will start running. But if it is kept idle it might become defunct, its makers should save this car as it is not just any other vehicle but a symbol that how the first car made by them stood the test of the time,” Walia said.Maruti Suzuki had borrowed the car from Singh in 2008 to celebrate the completion of 25 years Maruti Suzuki, but did not show any interest thereafter, despite the family’s request. “After that it has shown no interest towards its first baby. We even wrote letters around a couple of years back to the company to do something to save this piece of history but they have not shown any interest,” Ahluwalia said.Maruti’s spokesperson has said that the company is willing to talk to the family if they want to sell back to them.”It is indeed very special, as it was our first customer car. Mr. Harpal Singh had maintained it with great care. If the family now wants us to buy it back, we are open to discuss with them,” the spokesperson said.last_img read more

CSK vs KKR Dream 11 and MPL Fantasy tips live stream preview

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first_imgIt is the blockbuster clash, the top of the table duel that has everyone excited, Chennai Super Kings take on Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams have dominated, and yet both sides are inherently flawed. Despite the drubbing handed to Kings XI Punjab, CSK coach Stephen Fleming conceded that there are flaws in his side that they have to try hard to hide.Dinesh Karthik has one Andre Russell up his sleeve, look away from him and there are problems galore. The middle order keeps getting stuck and the pace bowling contingent is not sharp. Yes, Harry Gurney looked good in his first IPL outing, but the Indian contingent has to be sharper.Predicted XI for both the sides: File photo of KKR captain Dinesh Karthik.IANSCSK Probable XI: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran TahirKKR Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh KrishnaFantasy tips and suggestions:Wicket-keeper: The toss up is between two skippers, both of whom will bat in the middle order, both of whom are in good form. However, Karthik can walk out to bat at number 4 too, which means he will have more balls to face and solely for this reason, he should be picked over MS Dhoni. Batsmen: Chris Lynn has found his groove, and has started to warm up to proceedings. 93 runs in the last two matches at a strike rate of 147 bodes well for KKR and hence, he is an automatic pick ahead of Shane Watson, who has slipped below the radar so far this season. This season, he has scored 88 runs in 5 matches so far at a strike rate of 111.39 which is his second lowest in a season after 91.02 in 2017.Suresh Raina and Robin Uthappa both get in as both are consistent performers for their side. Nitish Rana, who has been a rock for KKR gets in ahead of Ambati Rayudu, who has struggled to get going and could well be playing for his spot in this match.  Andre RussellIPLAll-rounders: Andre Russell, the beast, will absolutely stroll in the playing XI and while we are amazed with his power, we have forgotten about his pedigree with the ball. He bowls in the death and more often than not, gets the job done for his side. For CSK, Ravindra Jadeja has been decent with the ball, but leaves a lot to be desired with the bat and now needs to take up more responsibility with the bat.Bowlers: Deepak Chahar showed he can handle pressure in the death overs and hence, Dhoni could use his overs in back end too. Also, Harry Gurney, after his man of the match performance against Rajasthan Royals, becomes an automatic attack.Imran Tahir pips Kuldeep Yadav as the spinner as his numbers are better. His economy rate is 5.39 as compared to Yadav’s economy of 8.61.Also, Harbhajan Singh should get the nod ahead of Sunil Narine, primarily because of his control and wickets.last_img read more

Houstons East End Continues To Grow And Change Despite Harvey

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first_img Share A year ago, Houston Matters visited Headquarters, then the latest collaborative workspace that was opening in Houston’s East End. There, we spoke with the Greater East End Management District about how the area has grown in the past several years.So what’s that growth like today?We learn more from Veronica Gorczynski, president of the Greater East End Management District, and Patrick Ezzell, director of economic development and infrastructure for the Management District. They tell us about how the East End is changing in terms of business and real estate and whether Harvey affected development there. Then we hear from City Council Member Robert Gallegos, who represents District I, which occupies a portion of the East End.last_img read more

Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects

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first_imgIn ChildrenSevere heart disease generally becomes evident during the first few months after birth. Some babies are blue or have very low blood pressure shortly after birth. Other defects cause breathing difficulties, feeding problems, or poor weight gain.Minor defects are most often diagnosed on a routine medical check-up. Minor defects rarely cause symptoms. While most heart murmurs in children are normal, some may be due to defects.If the heart problem is significant, the child’s pediatrician will likely refer the child to a pediatric cardiologist. Pediatric cardiologists are trained to diagnose and treat heart problems in infants, children, and young adults. They have the training and equipment to find out what tests and treatments the child will need, and how often the child will need heart checkups in the future.In AdultsFor pregnant women, the American Heart Association recommends maintaining a healthy pregnancy weight, monitoring and measuring diabetes, and taking prescribed prenatal vitamins and minerals, especially folic acid. For adults who believe they may have a heart defect, it is important to visit a cardiologists who can evaluate their medical history and perform a physical exam. Physicians may also order an electrocardiogram (called an EKG or ECG), chest X-ray, or an echocardiogram (ultrasound movie of the heart). A ventricular septal defect can lead to heart failure, high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension), infection of the heart (endocarditis), irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), and delayed growth. Small holes may heal on their own or cause no symptoms. Larger holes may require surgery to stitch the hole closed or to cover the hole with a patch.For more information about congenital heart defects, visit the American Heart Association website at www.heart.orglast_img read more